Can partial immortalization be permissible to those who can buy it?

In the last philosophical-political section of Pimm I tried to delineate how to protect the right for partial immortalization when the costs of the treatment are extremely high. After it turned out that on the grounds of equal dignity it is hard to make the treatment impossible for those, who can afford it, the second… Continue reading Can partial immortalization be permissible to those who can buy it?

How to protect the right for pimm when the costs are extremely high?

Now we have the introduction into the basic language of rights, duties and moral persons, and set the 3 hypothetic cost stages of the continuous regeneration treatment called pimm. The probable course of introducing pimm treatment into the real world is this: first the costs will be very high, then moderately expensive, eventually cheap enough… Continue reading How to protect the right for pimm when the costs are extremely high?

Moral, instrumental, human rights: framework for pimm philosophy

In order to get new philosophical insights from the pimm thought experiment and to prepare well for the future, we have to set up a philosophical framework, so let us move to normative morality, and the concept of rights. Normative morality is referred here by Bernard Gert as a code of conduct that all rational… Continue reading Moral, instrumental, human rights: framework for pimm philosophy

BBC News on life extension ambitions: quantity or quality?

BBC News UK has an article today with the screamer Live forever by Brendan O’Neill. It is as mainstream as superficial. Correction: The supporters of life extension are not just transhumanists and the members of present day health and beauty establishment. The piece consequently confuses maximum life extension with “living maybe a couple of years… Continue reading BBC News on life extension ambitions: quantity or quality?

Are you immortalized? Never mind, you are still a moral person!

The first generation of partially immortalized people will form a minority. Then questions will emerge about the social status of human beings under continuous regeneration treatment. In current moral philosophy, there exists a received view of the moral person, which was worked out in John Rawls’s Theory of Justice. The moral person could only be… Continue reading Are you immortalized? Never mind, you are still a moral person!

Why is the moral problem of extending human lifespan is inevitable?

Let us see a philosophical connection between euthanasy and life extension: As the moral problem of ending human life is inevitable , so inevitable a moral problem is the extending of human lifespan, and exactly for the same two reasons as terminating life namely i., the pluralisation of world views and attitudes of life, some… Continue reading Why is the moral problem of extending human lifespan is inevitable?

Why it is not a Grenzsituation to participate in a continuous regeneration treatment?

For first readers: The aim of regenerative medicine is to regenerate all tissues and organs of the human body with the help of stem cells’ regenerative potential. Theoretically if all tissues and organs of an adult body were regenerated once, then it could be regenerated two and eventually n times. This technological possibility is called… Continue reading Why it is not a Grenzsituation to participate in a continuous regeneration treatment?